Sharjah extends discount on traffic fines for next 2 months

Dubai: Residents in Sharjah will now have ample time to pay off their traffic fines at a reduced cost, all the way until February. Sharjah Police have announced that the 50 per cent discount in traffic fines will be extended until February 28, 2018. ( read original story ...)

Dubai to ring in 2018 with Burj Khalifa laser show

Dubai: Dubai will ring in the New Year with a spectacular laser ... and safety and security of people and buildings during the celebrations,” he told Gulf News later. Brig Al Gaithi, who also heads the ESC committee, said additional security measures ... ( read original story ...)

Nestlé Installing Over 7 MW Of Solar At Dubai Factories

Global food and beverage company Nestlé recently signed contracts to install over 7 MW of solar at three of its manufacturing plants in Dubai. The move is in accordance with Nestlé’s pledge under RE100, a global collaborative initiative of influential ... ( read original story ...)

UAE banks ready for challenges

The UAE banking sector's performance will see a stabilisation as the economy also does so with the recovery in crude prices and strong capitalisation of financial institutions, according to industry analysts. "We think that 2018 will be marked by a ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police: Era of innovative policing begins

(Photo: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News Archives) Dubai Police have also launched a walk-in smart police station that will be located in shopping malls. Engineer Khuloud Al Marzouqi of Dubai Police said the walk-in station will offer various services. ( read original story ...)

Bank, property stocks buoy Abu Dhabi index

First Abu Dhabi Bank buoyed the Abu Dhabi index, which surged more than 1 per cent, while Dubai bourse witnessed selective buying. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange general index closed 1.15 per cent higher at 4,369.40, nearing the key resistance level of ... ( read original story ...)

Man dies, three hurt in Sharjah accident

Sharjah: A 19-year-old Pakistani man died on Wednesday after his car veered off the road and hit the pavement in Sharjah, an official said on Wednesday. The police received a report about the accident around 5.30am. The Pakistani driver identified as A.H.A ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai jeweller held for smuggling 50kg of gold into India

DUBAI: The owner of a jewellery shop in Deira, Dubai has been arrested in Mumbai for allegedly smuggling 50 kg of gold into India with the help of his businessman brother. India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) took both men into custody last ... ( read original story ...)

Two journalists arrested in Abu Dhabi over racial slurs

Abu Dhabi: The Public Prosecution has ordered the arrest of two journalists from one of the media organisations in Abu Dhabi for posting racial messages on a social media site, according to the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department on Wednesday. The duo was ... ( read original story ...)